I actually am a big fan of high performance SUV's. If you are a driving enthusiast, and need an SUV, then these are the vehicles for you. While my Cayenne GTS is not in the same power class as the X5M, it is no slouch, and will certainly outhandle an X5M. In fact, I am really blown away by the capabilities of my Cayenne....given that it is an SUV. And therein lies the key in terms of performance. As spectacular a vehicle as the Cayenne is, it can not match the M3 in any aspect of performance. I never expected it to. It is simply too big and bulky. Same for the X5M. It is spectacular for an SUV, but you can only bend the laws of physics so far.
Audi S6 * Audi S3 * Porsche Cayman GTS
--Former BMW M3 owner
Last edited by LarThaL; 01-10-2012 at 10:46 PM.